@suminj I just realize from your post: The players get paid in million wons, not thousand. 700k KRW is 620 USD.
IBK probably don't expect that Heejin will perform her best next season either. She's risking it again for the Olympics and who knows how this decision will affect her in the future. Her salary still went down too much IMO.
Soyoung is getting paid more than Jaeyeong (after their first FA) . Maybe teams has to pay more to convince players to leave their former teams, especially when the former team is doing so well, cause Soyoung is clearly not as good as Jaeyeong. The fact that SY helped GS Caltex win all of the titles last season probably helped.
Hyojin had the worst season in her career but still managed to maintain a position in the Best 7 as well as her top salary. I guess the fans of the league really like her a lot. She started to make a comeback in the final rounds of last season though so I think she had a better case than Heejin. I'll be looking forward to Hyojin's as well as Hillstate's performance next season.
Just for fun Our 9 consecutive year salary queen